SF Open Studios
My work is informed by exploration of the natural realm and minor scientific study including geology, botany and physics. I reference physical transformation in natural phenomena, examine humanity's place in natural historical context, and note the marks we leave behind in a new series, "Trace." My work is driven by exploration of my immediate environment. An urban dweller, I observe both natural processes and the effects of man on his environment. The physical process of the painting resembles some of the forces inherent in natural phenomena. Surface is an all-important element, with a history of surfaces, materials and forces beneath the finished one. Applying layers over months, dripping, pooling, splashing, tilting, and sanding - all are part of a process that reflects my subject matter, be it nature or the marks we leave in the urban landscape.